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2014 Youth Barbershop Adjudication Registration

Saturday, March 15, 2014 Hyatt Regency Hotel 1800 Presidents Street Reston, VA 20190 703-709-1234 Link to housing reservation page: group rate: $120/night: https://resweb.passkey.com/Resweb.do?mode=welcome_ei_new&eventID=10653909
199 Smith Road. Parsippany, NJ 07054

Arrive by 10:00AM; Adjudication begins at 11:00AM Evaluations with the judges run through the afternoon until approx 4PM Please circle for which age division you are registering: Collegiate Division (age 17-25) Jr/Sr High School Division (18 and under)

Quartet/Ensemble Participant Information
Please Print Legibly Name of School ________________________________________________________________________ School address _________________________________________________________________________ School phone ______________________ Educator’s email _________________________________ Educator’s name________________________________ Educator’s cell phone ___________________ Name of quartet ____________________________ Tenor: ________________________ DOB: _________ Bari: ________________________ DOB: _________ Gender: M F

Lead:_____________________ DOB: ________ Bass:_____________________ DOB: ________

For additional ensemble members, please add additional sheet with that information. Return this completed form by email (.pdf) or US Post to:
Gary Plaag, M-AD Youth In Harmony VP 4727 Timber Ridge Dr, Montclair, VA 22025-1081 Phone: 703-868-5152; email: gplaagbhs@gmail.com

Please return these forms as soon as possible. Registration deadline is midnight on Friday, February 28, 2014. Be sure to indicate your e-mail address, as additional information will be e-mailed to you after receipt of your registration.

Youth Barbershop Adjudication Consent and Permission Form
(revised 9/2003)

(For participants under 18 years of age) I/We, the undersigned, accept full responsibility for my/our child’s participation in the Youth Barbershop Adjudication Event, to be held as indicated on the attached quartet registration form. I/We agree not to hold the Youth In Harmony Program, the Mid-Atlantic District, the Barbershop Harmony Society, SPEBSQSA or any individual(s) associated with these entities, responsible for the welfare of my/our child while traveling to this event, participating in this event or traveling home from this event. I/We understand and agree that it is my/our responsibility to ensure adequate supervision for my/our child at all times during this event. I/We also understand that my/our child is required to obey all school, city and county rules, regulations and ordinances, all laws and statutes of the state where this event will be held, and all laws and statutes of the United States of America, while participating in this event. Furthermore, I/we understand that my/our child’s failure to abide by these rules and regulations will result in disciplinary action up to and including his/her immediate expulsion from this event. This may also result in the levying of any and all applicable school, state, city, county and/or federal penalties and/or punishments that such parties deem necessary. I/We agree to unconditionally accept all adjudication scores, ratings, etc., as presented by the event scoring and adjudication officials. Parent/Guardian’s name(s) ______________________________________________________________ Parent/Guardian’s signature(s) ___________________________________________________________ Date ______________ Home Phone ________________________ (For ALL participants, regardless of age) I agree not to hold the Youth In Harmony Program, the Mid-Atlantic District, the Barbershop Harmony Society, SPEBSQSA or any individual(s) associated with these entities, responsible for my welfare while traveling to this event, participating in this event or traveling home from this event. I agree to obey all local, city and county rules, regulations and ordinances, all laws and statutes of the state/commonwealth where this event will be held, and all laws and statutes of the United States of America, while participating in this event. Furthermore, I understand that my failure to abide by these rules and regulations will result in disciplinary action up to and including my immediate expulsion from this event. This may also result in the levying of any and all applicable local, state, city, county and/or federal penalties and/or punishments that such parties deem necessary. Furthermore, I agree to unconditionally accept all adjudication scores, ratings, etc., as presented by the event scoring and adjudication officials. I also agree to abide by the rules and regulations of participation in this event, as stated in the parent/guardian’s section above. Participant’s name ___________________________________________________________ Participant’s signature ________________________________________________________ Date _______________ (For ALL educators/sponsors/chaperones) I agree to unconditionally accept all adjudication scores, ratings, etc., as presented by the event scoring and adjudication officials. Educator’s/Sponsor’s/Chaperone’s name ______________________________________________ Educator’s/Sponsor’s/Chaperone’s signature ___________________________________________ Date _______________

Youth Barbershop Adjudication Rules and Regulations (Page 1 of 2)
(revised 01/2012)

Eligibility
1. Composition of quartets/ensembles: • • • • Quartets must be comprised of four male or four female singers, up to age 18 or 25, depending on Jr/Sr HS or college classification. (Mixed gender quartets are not permitted.) Ensembles may be comprised of more than 4 male or more than four female singers, up to age 18 or 25, depending on Jr/Sr HS or college classification. (Mixed gender ensembles are not permitted.) Quartets entering in the collegiate classification must have members between 17 and 25 years of age, inclusive, as of the day of the event. Quartets entering in the junior/senior high school division must have members 18 years of age and under, as of the day of the event, and must be currently enrolled in a public or private school, college or university, but need not be enrolled in the same institution. Singers may be members of the Barbershop Harmony Society (SPEBSQSA), Sweet Adelines, International (SAI) or Harmony, Incorporated.

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Successful quartets/ensembles will sing adjudication-worthy music arranged in the traditional four-part barbershop voicing (Tenor, Lead, Baritone, Bass). If unsure of the suitability of a piece of music for adjudication events, please check with a BHS Music judge or arranger. Adjudication participants are expected to perform two songs, arranged in the barbershop style, as defined by BHS/SPEBSQSA (see http://www.barbershop.org/competitions/contest-a-judgingsystem.html and click on the “Contest and Judging Handbook for further details.), using a pitch pipe for finding tonal center at the beginning of the songs, and no other musical instruments or accompaniment. Quartets/Ensembles may elect to sing for ‘comments only’ in advance. These quartets/ensembles will receive comments from the adjudication officials during the evaluation sessions, but will not be scored, will not receive a scoring summary or written “notes”, and will not receive participation awards. This opportunity is made available to accommodate quartets/ensembles who may feel intimidated at the prospect of open participation in an adjudicated event with older/younger and/or more experienced barbershop singers. Quartets from other geographical areas outside of the Mid-Atlantic District (M-AD – see http://www.barbershop.org/about/districts.html for details regarding BHS district borders and boundaries.) may participate in these adjudication sessions, at the discretion of the M-AD Youth In Harmony Vice President, however they will not be eligible to collect M-AD awards (they may receive awards from their home districts). See AWARDS section below. All quartet members, parents (for those quartets with members under 18 years of age) and their respective educators must read and agree to abide by the rules, and fill out and return the registration form and the consent forms (one for each quartet member) by the stated deadline date. Failure to do any of the above may result in disqualification from the adjudication, at the discretion of the District Vice President for YIH. Signatures on the consent forms indicate unconditional acceptance of all stated rules and results of the adjudication system. Please make copies of the consent /form, as necessary. All quartet/ensemble members (and their music educator) who participate in the adjudication event will receive complimentary registrations to the Mid-Atlantic District International Quartet Preliminary contest held in conjunction with this adjudication event.

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Youth Barbershop Adjudication Rules and Regulations (Page 2 of 2)
(revised 01/2012)

Behavior: All participants in this adjudication (students, educators, parents, supporters, and adjudicators) are expected to behave in a professional and respectful manner. While everyone may not agree with the adjudicators’ decisions (scores, feedback, etc.), everyone who participates is expected to behave respectfully toward each other before, during and after the event. Those who fail to behave respectfully may be disqualified from this event (and future events) and may be asked to leave the adjudication and the facility immediately. Please help us make this event fun for everyone!

Awards
1. 2014 March Adjudication Event a: b: Each participating school/sponsoring organization will receive: • One $100 check (made out to the school vocal music program/sponsoring organization) Each quartet/ensemble that participates will receive: • Individual certificates of participation. • A plaque indicating the adjudication rating, event, etc. • An evaluation session with one adjudicator from each category (music, presentation, singing). Quartets achieving a rating of Superior (70% or above), Outstanding (60-69.9%) or Excellent (50-59.9%) will earn scholarships to attend the Youth Harmony Camp of Harmony College East to be held in Salisbury, MD, beginning Thursday evening, June 12 and running through Saturday night, June 14, 2014. Scholarship amounts are awarded as follows: Superior: full scholarship for four students and one music educator/chaperone; Outstanding: ! scholarship for four students and one music educator/chaperone; Excellent: " scholarship for four students and one music educator/chaperone. Free music educator/chaperone only applies to groups with member(s) under 18 years of age)

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2. Guest participants from outside the Mid-Atlantic District a: b: An evaluation session with one adjudicator from each category (music, presentation, singing). Guest quartets from outside the Mid-Atlantic District may be awarded prizes separately from the M-AD awards (as determined and provided by their home districts) but will not be eligible for M-AD awards. Any separate awards will be publicly bestowed at the discretion of the M-AD District Vice President for Youth In Harmony.